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Former pastor gives up fight in sex case

Former pastor gives up fight in sex case

HAMMOND | It appears Jack Schaap has given up on attempts to overturn a 12-year federal prison sentence he was given for sexually abusing a 16-year-old member of the First Baptist Church of Hammond when he was serving as pastor.

October 15, 2014 4:00 pm

Former Hammond Baptist Church deacon sentenced for defrauding investors

RALEIGH, N.C. | A former Hammond Baptist Church deacon was sentenced Thursday to 22 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $16.5 million in restitution after being convicted in federal court of defrauding hundreds of investors.

October 03, 2014 6:30 pm
Judge denies Schaap's request to overturn 12-year prison sentence

Judge denies Schaap's request to overturn 12-year prison sentence

HAMMOND | A federal judge denied a petition from Jack Schaap, former First Baptist Church of Hammond pastor, to overturn his 12-year prison sentence for sexually abusing a 16-year-old church member.

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Former pastor seeks hearing in effort to overturn sentence

HAMMOND | A former pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond on Friday asked a federal judge to at least allow his attorney to present evidence showing his 12-year sentence should be overturned.

August 04, 2014 8:30 pm
Letter exhorts judge to keep Schaap in prison

Letter exhorts judge to keep Schaap in prison

HAMMOND | As U.S. District Court Judge Rudy Lozano considers former First Baptist Church of Hammond pastor Jack Schaap’s request to have his sentence overturned, at least one person doesn’t want to see him get out of prison anytime soon.

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Former Hammond Baptist pastor wants sentence overturned

Former Hammond Baptist pastor wants sentence overturned

HAMMOND | An attorney for a former pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond filed a motion Monday asking a federal judge to overturn his client's 12-year prison sentence for sex with a teenage parishioner.

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Jack Schaap wants sentence overturned

Jack Schaap wants sentence overturned

HAMMOND | Defrocked First Baptist Church of Hammond Pastor Jack Schaap is acting as his own attorney for the time being as he attempts to get his sentence for having sex with a minor overturned.

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Hyles' daughter apologizes for 'nefarious actions' of church

Hyles' daughter apologizes for 'nefarious actions' of church

The daughter of a Hammond megachurch's founder has issued a public apology for keeping silent about "the many nefarious actions" of her father and other church leaders.

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Schaap sentenced to 12 years for sexual relationship with teen parishioner

Schaap sentenced to 12 years for sexual relationship with teen parishioner

HAMMOND | Former Hammond megachurch Pastor Jack Schaap was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday for his sexual relationship with a 17-year-old parish girl.

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Schaap sentenced to 12 years for sexual relationship with teen parishioner

Schaap sentenced to 12 years for sexual relationship with teen parishioner

Family members of former First Baptist Church of Hammond Pastor Jack Schaap, including his wife, Cindy, second from right, arrive Wednesday at the U.S. District Courthouse in Hammond for his sentencing. 

March 20, 2013 12:30 pm
Ahead of sentencing, letter reveals former Hammond pastor's relationship with victim

Ahead of sentencing, letter reveals former Hammond pastor's relationship with victim

HAMMOND | Former Hammond megachurch Pastor Jack Schaap wrote a teenage girl Christ wanted them to become “eternal lovers,” according to a court document filed this week. Schaap is set to be sentenced Wednesday for his relationship with the 17-year-old girl.

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Schaap's former student sends letter to court on his behalf

HAMMOND | Letters in support of former First Baptist Church of Hammond pastor Jack Schaap continue to arrive at the desk of U.S. District Court Judge Rudy Lozano, who will sentence Schaap on March 20 for having sex with a 16-year-old church member.

February 21, 2013 5:44 pm

Hammond church ex-pastor sentencing slated March 20

HAMMOND | The sentencing of former Hammond megachurch Pastor Jack Schaap has been rescheduled to March 20, federal court records show.

January 23, 2013 12:00 am

Church attorney: Important works overshadowed by pastor's sex scandal

HAMMOND | Many good works of the First Baptist Church of Hammond are being overlooked in the wake of a federal sex scandal involving its former head pastor, a church attorney said in a written release.

January 15, 2013 3:00 pm

First Baptist Church pastor starts Feb. 17 in Hammond

HAMMOND | First Baptist Church members on Sunday night voted in a new pastor to lead their congregation, according to the church's website.

January 14, 2013 7:08 am

Sentencing delayed for fired Hammond First Baptist pastor

HAMMOND | A federal judge agreed Tuesday to delay sentencing former Hammond megachurch Pastor Jack Schaap over the objection of his attorney, federal court records show.

January 08, 2013 8:15 pm

Schaap objects to delaying January sentencing hearing

HAMMOND | The sentencing for disgraced former Hammond megachurch Pastor Jack Schaap should proceed as scheduled later this month despite requested delays by federal prosecutors, Schaap's defense attorney argues.

January 07, 2013 7:00 pm

A tale of two Jack Schaaps

It's a tale of two Jack Schaaps: a steadfast church leader and Christian pillar who stumbled by committing a major transgression, versus a brutal authoritarian with a penchant for extramarital affairs and sermons laced with sexual innuendo.

January 04, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Jack Schaap sentencing memorandum

Jack Schaap sentencing memorandum

18-page memorandum ex-Pastor Jack Schaap filed in federal court in Hammond in anticipation of his Jan. 15 sentencing.

January 03, 2013 6:30 pm
Former Baptist church pastor asks court for lenient sentence

Former Baptist church pastor asks court for lenient sentence

HAMMOND | Former First Baptist Church of Hammond pastor Jack Schaap cited a litany of mitigating factors in a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Hammond in advance of his Jan. 15 sentencing on charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.

January 03, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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